Lawyers and the Rule of Law in an Era of Globalization

Edited by Yves Dezalay, Bryant Garth

© 2012 – Routledge

280 pages

Purchasing Options:
Paperback: 9780415628761
pub: 2012-04-16
Hardback: 9780415581172
pub: 2011-02-08

About the Book

Lawyers and the Rule of Law in an Era of Globalization focuses on the national and transnational processes transforming both the rule of law and the role of lawyers. Drawing on detailed empirical work, the contributors all examine the relationship between law, politics, and the state; focusing on lawyers and the social capital they posses and deploy, in order to understand the efficacy of the rule of law in different polities.

About the Editors

Yves Dezalay is a director emeritus of research at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in France.

Bryant G. Garth is Dean and Professor of Law at Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles and Director Emeritus of the American Bar Foundation.

About the Series

Law, Development and Globalization

During the past two decades, a substantial transformation of law and legal institutions in developing and transition countries has taken place. Whether prompted by the policy prescriptions of the so-called Washington consensus, the wave of  democratization, the international human rights movement or the emergence of new social movements, no area of law has been left untouched. This massive transformation is attracting the attention of legal scholars, as well as scholars from other disciplines, such as politics, economics, sociology, anthropology and history. This diversity is valuable because it promotes cross-disciplinary dialogue and cooperation. It is also important because today the study of law cannot ignore the process of globalization, which is multifaceted and thus calls for inter-disciplinary skills and perspectives. Indeed, as globalization deepens, legal institutions at the national level are influenced and shaped by rules, practices and ideas drawn, imposed or borrowed from abroad.

This book series provides a platform for scholars and development practitioners concerned with the nature, scope and impact of the legal changes taking place in developing and transition countries. Proposals for monographs or edited collections are invited in the following areas:

- Theoretical studies that consider issues such as the relationship between law and social change, law and political institutions, the linkages between domestic and international legal regimes and the rights approach to development
- Case studies on topics such as access to justice, land law, legal pluralism, legal systems and institutions, social movements, participation and constitutionalism, corporate social responsibility, international standards and domestic laws, trade and investment and gender and equal opportunity law
- Policy studies that provide practical information and analysis about the design, implementation and evaluation of projects aimed at transforming legal institutions.

To discuss or propose an idea for a book, please contact:
Professor Julio Faundez
e-mail Tel. + 44 (0) 2476 523119.
School of Law, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, United Kingdom

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / General
LAW / International
LAW / Jurisprudence
LAW / Legal Profession